Wednesday, February 24, 2016

A Thieving Pursuit: Love, Lies & Larceny

A Thieving Pursuit: Love, Lies & Larceny
A Thieving Pursuit is a pulse-pounding cross between True Romance and Natural Born Killers. Everything in Max's life has gone wrong. After a series of tragedies, Max has a shattered family, a mountain of debt, and a sister who will never be whole again. Seeing no way out, Max tries to rob a liquor store only to have the entire heist go completely wrong. But, that's where Max meets her. Jenny is everything Max could want in a lover, except Max isn't looking for love. He's just trying to survive and take care of his sister. That and Max just kidnapped Jenny at gunpoint. The mysterious and beautiful Jenny isn't afraid of Max. She seems to see something in him. But as the law begins to close in on them, will their love be enough to save them, or will their feelings doom them? Stolen takes you on a wild ride through greed, lust, desperation, and love. Down to the last page it's never clear which emotion will win out. Find out what happens to Max and Jenny. What does fate have in store for these confused and desperate lovers?
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Monday, February 22, 2016

Go Tell It! by Debby Efurd


Debby Efurd s fondest memories as a child was spent with her grand-mother for story time. Fairy tales, fables, stories from her youth . . . they swept Debby away to another world. As one story ended, Debby would beg for more. When she was older, Debby fell in love with Bible stories and was ea-ger to hear stories in Sunday School about Joseph or David or Moses. Then one day she heard the Greatest Story Ever Told and met and fell in love with the Main Character Jesus Christ. That made all the difference. Somewhere along Debby s life journey, though, Debby forgot who was in charge. That s when life turned upside down. Decades later, after many trials and triumphs, she turned control back to the One who provides hope and transformation. Yes, stories can inspire, motivate, spur you to action . . . like an arrow right at your heart. Go Tell It! provides compelling stories of hope and transformation of lives who have each made a 180 by finding and sharing their voices. Whether your personal story revolves around one moment, one ministry, or a multitude of life events, the key is to point to the One who makes your transformation possible. All it takes is a willing heart and the courage to be honest . . . one story at a time."


Sunday, February 21, 2016

Through the Eyes of a Dragon

It has been one year since extraordinary events led Jedda to an incredible discovery that would change her reality forever. 

With the help of a talking cat, a raven and a Keeper, Jedda journeyed deep into the magical Forest to uncover the shocking truth of her soul's true identity. Now she must learn all she can in order to fulfill her destiny tobecome the next Keeper - a role that entails nothing less than protecting the ancient Faery Wisdom that has survived for over 13,000 years. But protecting the ancient body of wisdom isn't the only matter of importance, for a darkness stirs that threatens to destroy more than just the Line of Keepers. 

Meanwhile, the race against Time ison for those of the Forest as they prepare for the auspicious and exceedingly rare event everyone has been waiting for - The Crossing of the Frog and the Mushroom! 

Can Jedda uncover the truth of an ancient prophecy before the darkness consumes the soul of one she loves? Andare those of the Forest able to unravel the dark plot against the Earth in time to save Rose? In this riveting sequel to Awakening the Rose, the clock is ticking for Jedda and the others. If darkness prevails, the Earth and all those upon it might sleep forever! 

The tail moved beneath the earth's surface. It was massive and bold, as it dreamed the Dream of the Earth. The sacred Dreamtime was made for dragons and dragons made for it. Dragons were both Movers and Dreamers. They lay sleeping now on the inner Earth. Where they were no one knew. No one except the Dragon Clan.
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Wednesday, February 17, 2016

A Modern Woman by Catherine MacDonald (Historical Fiction)

There was a commotion at the front entrance and Lily looked that way. The door burst open and a swarm of police rushed in swinging their black clubs in the air and yelling, "Raid!" A tall portly officer blew his whistle and yelled, "No one leave the room. You are all under arrest." 

It's 1923 in Reno, Nevada and seventeen-year-old Lily Diamond is serving illegal liquor in a speakeasy involved with murder and corruption. She meets handsome Joe Caponi and her haunting eyes seem to look deep within his soul and see the man he hopes to be one day. Against society and family constraints, fate intervenes and brings two people, who are destined for each other, together. Revisit the fascinating world of illegal liquor and drinking clubs, sex, murder, corruption, as you read the story of a young woman coming of age during the Jazz Age. 

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Friday, February 12, 2016

Trinity by Curtis Mischler

The desert stretched in all directions, as far as the eye could see. Desolate, barren, beautiful. Nothing was stirring, except for a hawk circling lazily overhead in the waning sunlight.

In a blinding instant, that calm was shattered by the light of a thousand suns. In that moment the universe shifted, both in time and space. Subtly, but measurably, if one knew where and how to look.

The desert sand beneath the growing mushroom cloud was instantaneously fused into radioactive glass. The shock wave rolled outward, knocking the hawk from the sky and blowing dust and debris for miles.

So began the atomic age. And with it a threat to the very existence of the universe. The first atomic bomb created a tear in the fabric of space and time that attached itself to a young scientist's genetic code and would affect his future generations. Thus was set in motion a series of events that transcends time and space. Can this young scientist and his descendants work together to save the universe?


Everything was caught in a searing light. Blinding, all around him. He could sense the heavens reeling, birthing, dying all around him. He felt a oneness with everything. A brilliant point of light grew to giant proportions and engulfed everything. He was the light. He was everything. 

He sensed another presence with him. Someone older, kind. He could not see this person, but he knew he was there. He tried to shout out, but nothing would come. His heart beat faster and faster. There was something here; someone here with whom he was supposed to connect, but he couldn't. 

He let himself go with the tidal forces throwing him around on the cosmic breeze. He relaxed and extended his arms and legs in the brilliance around him. He felt the other presence do the same, and they came together. One, yet distinct. 

In that brief moment, he caught a glimpse of something; something very familiar. Something he had sensed that day in his grandpa's room when he said his last goodbye. He reached for it, and it was there. And he knew who it was. 

He began to understand. That everything and everyone is connected, yet we rarely see that in our own worlds as me move from moment to moment, day to day. There is the possibility of "bigger"; of recognizing and feeling and exploring the connections, throughout the universe and across time and space. If only he could 
learn to control it....  

But there was something else; something wrong. He could sense the universe unraveling around him. It was not right, he could feel that to his core. He didn't understand it all, but he knew that if this could not be stopped, could not be repaired, that the universe was in danger of falling apart. 

With a rush of light and cosmic wind, he was thrust violently back into the real world. On the train. Pulling into New York City. He had missed his stop in Princeton. He'd have to get off and get the next train headed south. 

Wednesday, February 10, 2016

Mystical Aria, Seeking the Gallion Queen


"Many compare Guthrie's novel to the endearing kid-meets-alien theme in 
Steven Spielberg's E.T." ~ David Thalberg
Aria Vanir, psychic 12-year-old girl from Virginia Beach, trusts only her mother with the knowledge of her predictions and remote viewings. When Aria connects with technically and spiritually advanced aliens—the Gallions—she instead confides in her best friend, Tommy Manger. His unexpected anger threatens to end their friendship. 

Nashata, Queen Supreme of the Gallions, leads a diplomatic mission with her royal family to Earth so she can make peaceful contact with Aria. The queen trusts only this "youngirl" with the secrets of her people. 

When the Gallions beam Aria, Tommy, and Aria's tomboyish teen sister, Jackie, aboard their spaceship, Aria's typically passive mother makes a daring move to save her daughters. None of them realize that the military has sent Aria's Navy SEAL father, William, on a mission to capture the good aliens or destroy their spaceship. Worse, William has no idea that he's putting his daughters and their friend in harm's way.

Can Aria succeed in her quest to meet the alien queen in person, despite the fears and disbeliefs of those closest to her? 


Aria Vanir breezed through her seventh-grade homework to focus on far more important matters. While many of her friends and neighbors gathered at the Virginia Beach boardwalk to admire the amber and ruby rays from the setting sun, Aria preferred to gaze through her bedroom window at the darkening heavens. For her, twilight welcomed the dawn of the stars. On this clear evening in late May 2028, Aria mindlessly tapped her fingers against the top of her transmission binder, or tBinder, as she wondered who lived among those twinkling orbs.


How could a human youngirl on Earth, the queen wondered, know so much about the land of the Gallions? Of all the aliens, why would Aria specifically invite the Gallions to visit her? Could this be the sign I've been waiting for?


"I'll never ever talk to aliens," Aria promised herself. The struggle of keeping their secrets and defending their existence was too painful. "Never again."

Mitushi gazed at the puddles of water on the floor. Red lines of blood flowed into them and spread in different directions. It reminded him of veins in a human body and how vulnerable men and women are to the weapons mankind had designed. 


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Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Conquering Stress is the Real Fountain of Youth

Conquering Stress: The Real Fountain of Youth, is a masterfully written introduction to the one-of-a-kind P.E.A.C.E. Stress Management System® developed by renowned speaker, life coach and Healer to the Doctors, Kimberly Palm, as a thoughtfully crafted, comprehensive examination of precisely what the definition of stress really is and how it effects every human being on the planet. 

Created as a mindful, research-driven guide, Kimberly gives you unique information and insights about stress and how it really affects you. Offering practical tools and materialConquering Stress: The Real Fountain of Youth, gives the reader a never before seen guide and proprietary program that allows you to truly conquer thousands of types of stress. This book teaches you the various types of stress, how to recognize stress, pinpoint the causes, determine how it is impacting your life and your health - and gives you meaningful tools that you can use TODAY to prevent, reduce, eradicate and conquer stress completely.  

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Feather Schwartz Foster, Author of "The First Ladies...An Intimate Portrait"

  Feather Schwartz Foster:  Author of "THE FIRST LADIES…An Intimate Portrait" & "LADIES:  A Conjecture of Personalities" ….


"Mary Lincoln's Flannel Pajamas 
and other stories from the First Ladies' Closet"

Working its way through the editing process

VOTE FOR THE COVER DESIGN:   Click here!   Go to Koehler Books website and vote your choice of covers for "Mary Lincoln's Flannel Pagamas…." 

Next month will feature a sneak preview, pre-ordering information, book launch events and other "stuff." 

Thursday, February 25:  The Virginia Peninsula Military Officers Assoc. of America

Feather Schwartz Foster to speak on "The Generals' Wives" at their monthly luncheon.

 Christopher Newport class schedule

Wednesdays, between January 27 and February 24 
12:45  2 PM

Christopher Wren (William and Mary) classes 

Thursdays, between March 17 and 31
9:30  11:30 AM
The Colonial First Ladies, The Civil Wr Divas and the First Ladies of the 1920s!  

Upcoming signings

Saturday, February 13  10 AM  2 PM  – William &Mary Bookstore, Williamsburg, VA

Saturday, February 27  10 AM  2 PM  – William &Mary Bookstore, Williamsburg, VA

If you are in the neighborhood – stop in and say hello!

Check out my latest blog articles at                                 Mary Lincoln's Old Clothes  she tried to sell them                                   TR and the White House Gang  Teddy and his kids!                                 Abigail Fillmore and the White House Library  You should know more!                                   Thomas Jefferson & The Tripoli Pirates: A Book Review  Great read!

All VERY nifty stories!  You will enjoy them!